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Frank (Update below)

Posting something completely different....


The American artist Chuck Close, photographed his subjects first and then copied them in paint onto large..make that HUGE canvases...his goal was to make the paintings resemble a photograph as closely as he could...this is a finished canvas of his friend Frank...


When I was at the Mpls. Institute of Arts and saw how many people stopped and looked....and stayed, I knew I had to capture this iconic scene.



(MARCH 30: Last week or so I've 'sunk below the surface'......finally bought new lens today after much research and making my local camera store mentor either love or hate me with my many questions, learning CS5 and Lightroom (great buy on the two), need to buy an external drive, and cull/organize better my photos)....and starting the online class I purchased awhile I'm slowing down on flickr a bit, but will catch up with you folks, groups, postings as I'm able....take care of yourselves in the meantime, and I'll be popping in to see what you're doing....big hugs to you:)........Pat


PS: After looking over Lightroom and viewing some tutorials I think how much simpler iPhoto organization is.....but I've decided to make a transfer (am now shooting in RAW only) with my new photos to LR>external drive....the drive which I still need to purchase. At this point I'm still sticking with Canon, new lens for my XSi....EF-S 2.8 17-85mm.....30 day trial period.....not going to buy a new camera yet.....just making a sideways move:) thinking I will go 2.8 70-200 with 2x teleconverter (400mm) for wildlife....2.8 will go up to 5.6 w/teleconverter.



Btw I LOVE CS5.....easier than PSElements in my opinion as far as I have used it although Camera Shop Mentor says that what I'm doing in CS5 for basic editing, I can as easily accomplish in Light Room....maybe so and use CS5 more for creativity....anyone have thoughts, opinions on this?





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Taken on February 18, 2010